DAILY UPDATE ~ Loch Garten nest ~ Saturday, 12 May 2018

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DAILY UPDATE ~ Loch Garten nest ~ Saturday, 12 May 2018

  • Our fretting resulted in a kind opinion from Jess Tomes yesterday, who reminded us about the opportunity to view nature through RSPB's "window". Amidst our collective restlessness, speculation ranged from whether George indeed recognized at least one of the eggs was not his, whether the eggs would bear healthy osprey, whether the eggs could be taken and hatched elsewhere (even moved to the LOCH ARKAIG nest where the resident pair suffered a loss of their eggs to a pine marten), to whether EJ's disinterest in mating affected George, to whether the nest might soon belong to another osprey than EJ, who many believe to be getting on in her years, to her apparent accelerated feather moult, and the nature of "crop dropping". Inevitably, we have come up with nothing better than Pandy's poem as we watch, and wait. It will be 7 days since EJ has had a meal. So maybe she will go fishing for herself this weekend.

    Here was George on May 1st, as we were cheering him on with hearts full of hope. (Moffer's pic) And below that is the rainy scene now with EJ on the nest.  © RSPB - Loch Garten and Carnyx Wild
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  • Oh, my favourite New-DU-Maker has picked up the reins and sped to a quality win ;-D

    Thank you, CC -*  I think you've just about summed us up!

    We do so love your poem, Pandy :-*

  • Well,I am home catching up, scylla. Thank you for your kind words. We are all a lovely motley crew, aren't we? :-D I'm here until I receive a shipment of meds that then needs to be delivered. Don't ask. I am waiting in my PJs in my bed. :)

  • I hope the 'meds' delivery drivers name isn't GJ @ CC

  • You sound cosy, anyway, CC ;)  I hope the pressure is off soon.

    ^^^ A non-poster.

  • Am lurking here, eyes propped open with matchsticks to find out what Trying & Helen were referring to that happened at 12.37 & 12.40 that Scylla must discover???

  • Trying
    I hope the 'meds' delivery drivers name isn't GJ

    Bwahahahaha!!! That gave me a busted gut, Trying!

  • CC
    That gave me a busted gut,

    Careful!  That's all you need ;-D

    I think it has stopped raining... no, sorry, more raindrops seen now.

    xxx EJ xxx

  • WendyBartter

    Am lurking here, eyes propped open with matchsticks to find out what Trying & Helen were referring to that happened at 12.37 & 12.40 that Scylla must discover???

    Sorry I missed you, dear Wendy - I've PM'd you.

  • Still lying down, but calling :'(

  • scylla

    Still lying down, but calling :'(

    She's calling now, still lying down, head raised slightly.

  • Little birds are starting up.

  • Another phrase of calling from EJ, rather quiet.

  • Cuckoo.

    EJ is quiet.